A comprehensive U.S. Navy Development Program is underway to establish a sound and reliable technology base for aluminum ship structures. Central to this effort is an 85-foot long, 17-ton Aluminum Ship Evaluation Model (ASEM) which represents approximately a one-third scale structure model of a conceptual all-aluminum Destroyer Escort designed by the Naval Ship Engineering Center. Underlying considerations for the design and test of the large-scale Structural Ship Model (the ASEM) are presented with details both for the static testing and the simulated life-cycle fatigue testing of this Model. Rational design loads applied to the ASEM were based upon 80% of the highest significant wave for the static tests and on wave spectra expected in 20 years of operation in the North Atlantic for the fatigue tests.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Pohler, C H
    • Stavovy, A B
    • Beach, J E
    • Borriello, F F
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM